Greg Morgan

greg morgan in beige shirt, grey suit, short light brown hair
Lieutenant, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)
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Areas of Expertise

  • Homeland Security
  • Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Street Gangs
  • Organizational Leadership

Greg Morgan has served with the Homeland Security Program since 2013 and is an advocate for developing academic practitioners in this relatively new field of study.  

Greg is a full-time law enforcement officer and is currently a Lieutenant with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Throughout his career, he has worked a variety of assignments including patrol, detectives and gang enforcement. As an officer, Greg was deputized as part of an FBI task force targeting gang homicides. 

While a Sergeant, Greg served as the officer-in-charge of a gang enforcement unit for three years, leading his area to a substantial decrease in gang-related crime. He also worked as a Detective and Detective Supervisor, responsible for managing complex crimes scenes and investigations. In his current assignment, Greg leads a watch of as many as 70 officers and sergeants responsible for police operations in the Hollywood area, which is home to 300,000 residents and visited by more than 10 million tourists annually.  

Greg’s experience with criminal investigations and constitutional rights offers a unique look at the balance between civil liberties and security, while his professional focus on street gangs has a direct nexus to the globalization of 21st century security threats.

He has taught extensively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in the areas of homeland security, leadership, ethics in criminal justice and criminology.


  • B.A. in Political Science, The University of Chicago 
  • M.P.S. in Homeland Security, The George Washington University
  • Professional Certificate in Risk Management, Stanford University

Classes Taught

  • PSHS 6241 – Globalization of Threats & International Security
  • PSHS 6242 – Security & Civil Liberties